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Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014

England’s World Cup exit is a blow for bookmakers

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – England’s early exit from the World Cup is a setback for Britain’s bookmakers who had been hoping for a bumper soccer tournament, in part to cushion them from the impact of new taxes.

However, bookies say it’s not the end of the world, with the excitement generated by a series of thrilling matches helping keep gamblers engaged despite England’s poor showing.

Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-England’s World Cup exit is a blow for bookmakers

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – England’s early exit from the World Cup is a setback for Britain’s bookmakers who had been hoping for a bumper soccer tournament, in part to cushion them from the impact of new taxes.

However, bookies say it’s not the end of the world, with the excitement generated by a series of thrilling matches helping keep gamblers engaged despite England’s poor showing.

Jun 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014

Spain restore pride by outclassing Australia

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – Veteran striker David Villa helped to fire Spain to a comfortable 3-0 win over Australia on Monday to ensure that the deposed champions left Brazil on a winning note after a miserable World Cup.

Both teams were already out of the tournament after defeats to the Dutch and Chile in group B but Villa and Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, who won his 100th cap, at least had something to celebrate.

Jun 23, 2014

Villa, Torres help give Spain a winning farewell

CURITIBA (Reuters) – Strikers David Villa and Fernando Torres scored on Monday to help give deposed champions Spain a comfortable consolation win after a miserable World Cup when they beat Australia 3-0.

Villa neatly backheeled the opener in the 36th minute after Spain carved open the Australian defense. Torres slid home in the 69th minute when set clear in the penalty box.

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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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